Boston Bombing

Boston Marathon Tribute photo
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 The city of Boston has held a moment of silence on the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Museum Commemorating 5th Anniversary Of Boston Bombing

Apr 2, 2018
Boston Marathon Tribute photo
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A Massachusetts museum is commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings with a new exhibit .

3/30/15 Panel

Mar 30, 2015

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, essayist, author, editor and activist - Barbara Smith and SUNY Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Scheduled topics include Indiana Governor Mike Pence defends new religious freedom legislation; Germanwings Co-Pilot update; Boston Bombing Trial; Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley on Presidential race; Iran nuclear talks.

United States Senator Charles Schumer
Senator Charles Schumer

  U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says he is introducing legislation to make it illegal to build homemade bombs. 




The New York Democrat said Sunday that current federal rules could potentially allow someone to make homemade explosives without breaking the law. He says that the Boston Marathon bombing and the publication by terrorist groups of recipes for homemade bombs show the need to criminalize the activity.


9/25/14 Panel

Sep 25, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Ray Graf, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative reporter, Rosemary Armao and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Obama @ UN
Bombing Trial in Boston
Tony Stewart Charges
New Times Leadership
US Ebola Unit

Mass. House OKs "Boston Strong" License Plate

Jan 16, 2014

The Massachusetts House has unanimously approved a bill that would let motorists buy a "Boston Strong" license plate with proceeds helping victims of last year's marathon bombing. 

The proposed Massachusetts license plate would include the words "Boston Strong" — a phrase that became popular after the attack that killed three people and injured more than 260 others.

The specialty plate would cost at least $50 with a portion of the proceeds going to One Fund Boston, the charity created to help victims of the bombing and their families.

5/23/13 - Panel

May 23, 2013

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Drone Killings
Taping of Female Cadets
Boston Bombing Related Shooting
Weiner Run
Morals Poll

Lawyers: 2 Didn't Know Of Boston Attack Plans

May 2, 2013
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Lawyers for two men charged with conspiring to obstruct justice in the Boston bombing case say their clients had no idea the attack was being planned.

The lawyers for Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev held a brief news conference Wednesday after their clients' initial court appearance.

Their attorneys say their clients were just as shocked as everyone else and didn't have anything to do with the attack.

Police in Boston have released a new photo showing the man believed to be a suspect in the marathon bombings.

In the new photo, he's wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt pulled up on his head. The photo was taken at a 7-Eleven in Cambridge, just across the river from Boston.

AP sources identify the man as 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev of Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the bombing suspect who is still alive. The other bombing suspect was killed overnight in an exchange of gunfire with police.

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As investigators scrutinize evidence in Monday’s bombing in Boston, organizers of large events across the region are assessing their safety plans.